Williamson to stay a Miller
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rotherham have confirmed that they rejected offers for midfielder Lee Williamson.
Rotherham United have confirmed that they rejected offers for midfielder Lee Williamson on transfer deadline day.
The Millers spoke to both Luton and Leeds with regards the player's availability but neither club made an attractive enough offer, with the latter soon dropping initial interest.
Williamson has impressed in the past couple of seasons with a series of powerful displays but with Rotherham refusing to budge on their asking price, he will have to settle for League One football for the foreseeable future at least.
"They (Luton) came in in the morning with an offer of £100,000 and I put the phone down on them telling them not to insult us. They came back within an hour with an improved offer of £125,000 plus another £75,000 for appearances in three stages of £25,000 with £50,000 if they got in the play offs and £50,000 if they gained promotion in addition to a sell on clause," Millers chairman Denis Coleman told the club's official website.
"That wasn't acceptable to us as it was below our valuation of Lee and I kept in touch with his agent all day as it had to be not just what we wanted, the deal had to be right for Lee as well.
"We didn't want him here as a player thinking we had stood in his way to better himself but the deal was not acceptable to us as a club and Lee is happy how things were handled between myself and his agent. Now Lee looks forward to playing his football here at Millmoor."